January 2016 Traffic Report
Thank you for visiting our thirteenth traffic report!
We will continue to publish these traffic reports because we think it is very important to be transparent with the people who are helping us spread the teaching of God’s Word! Just like we are sharing our daily people reached on our Facebook posts, we want you to know how God is using your faithfulness to share His Word with others.
You are playing a big part in reaching this world with God’s Word! Thank You!
Here are the 12 previous traffic reports!
Les Feldick Bible Study Mission Statement
The mission statement for Les Feldick Bible Study is to share God’s Word and allow people to become more like Christ through the study of His Word each and every day!
We posted 31 videos in the month of January which increases the total to 396. We also posted 2 eBooks which brings the total to 33 Get those eBooks here.
Most popular posts in January.
- Video Archive – 1,258 Page Views
- Les Feldick Bible Study eBooks – 616 Page Views
- Start Here – 458 Page Views
- Day 381 – 353 Page Views
- Day 369 – 347 Page Views
- Day 377 – 332 Page Views
- Shop – 327 Page Views
- Day 366 – 324 Page Views
Traffic for January increased over 21% from December. We averaged over 889 page views per day in November which was up from 735 in December! We had a few less unique visitors come to the site in January than we did in December but the visitors we did have visited more pages. We love that people who are coming to the site are spending more time on it but would also like to see more people coming to the site! This is why we need your help reaching more people. The data shows that when people visit our site they are spending more time learning God’s Word!
Check out this graphic below for all of the details for January.
Almost 51% of our traffic came from our email list in January. This number was a increase of 5% over December. Our email list grew over 10% in January from 1,876 to 2,070. This was a little lower than last month as we gained just over 6 subscribers each day. If you are not on our email list please sign up here so you can get each video delivered daily.
Our social traffic was down 6% with 16% of our traffic in January coming from social. January was another rough month for us with Facebook. For some reason we kept getting banned. For a week or so we were even banned from posting on our on page. We will not be using the software we were using to post to multiple groups because we think that is what caused Facebook to think we were spammers.
- Facebook – 132 (108 Last Month) / Total 1,415
- Google Plus – 17 (4 Last Month) / Total 358
- Twitter – 27 (30 Last Month) / Total 514
- YouTube – 165 (104 Last Month) / Total 853
- Instagram – -2 (0 Last Month) / Total 108
Check out the graphic below with all of the information!
YouTube is the most important stat that we can track! The reason is because it does not matter how many people visit the website if they never watch the videos. Our goal for this site is to get the teaching of God’s Word in front of more people
January’s minutes watched when added together equals 217 Days 10 Hours up from 176 Days an 5 Hours in December.
- Total Minutes Watched – 313,135 (253,791 Last Month)
- Minutes Watched/Day – 10,101 (8,186 Last Month)
- Avg View Duration – 15:02 (14:45 Last Month)
Check out the graphic below with all the information.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
People finding this site by searching in Google or Bing or Yahoo is very important! We really want the % of our visitors coming to our site from one of these search engines to increase each month and it has been! Our first month 5% of our traffic came from search. It is important that this number increases each month.
August – 13%
September – 12.5%
October – 12.95%
November – 11.56%
December – 12.61%
January – 15.59%
Our expenses increases some because we are growing which is awesome! The software we are using for Social Sharing has really helped with our traffic from social but we had to increase our package! Our cost for our email list also increased because we now have more than 1,500 people on our email list which is great! We switched out hosting service which I think most of you will notice the site has became much faster. We think this will bring a better experience to our users and keep them watching longer! This almost doubled our expense for hosting but we think it is worth it!
Hosting (WPHostingSpot) – $17.50/Month
Social Sharing (SlackSocial) – $14.00/Month (Increased Social Shares per/day from 125 – 250)
Email List (MailChimp) – $30.00/Month (Cost increased when we hit 2,000 email subscribers)
YouTube Managment (TubeBuddy) – $11.40/Month
Total – $72.90/Month
We still have our affiliate shopping page . If you shop on Amazon or Christian Book Distributors you can go to our shopping page and click on the banner of the site you want to shop on and any item you buy on that website we will earn a small commission of the total sale. We will be listing all the revenue that we make with this affiliate shopping page. Hopefully this can cover the costs that are mentioned above and even allow us to do some more things to help share the teaching of God’s Word!
December – $16.23
Total 2015 – $112.23
January – $28.46
Total 2016 – $28.46
Christian Book Distributors
December – $1.63
Total 2015 – $10.78
January – $1.52
Total 2016 – $1.52
December – $17.86
Total 2015 – $123.01
January – $29.98
Total 2016 – $29.98
What we did in January
We did a few things in January. We changed our site from http to https this adds a layer of sercurity to our site. We do not really have much data that needs secured but Google like to see secure sites and will rank them higher in search which will allow us to be seen more when people search.
We also did something that we were a little scared to do at first. We received a few emails asking where people could send money as donations. We have setup a donation page HERE. We are using PayPal to allow people to donate to this website. Below is what we received as donations in January. This will be in the revenue section going forward.
January – $202.10
We want to make sure everyone know how grateful we are for everyone’s donations! Just know that you can also help support this site by by using out affiliate shopping page HERE. Using out affiliate site when shopping on Amazon or a few other site does not cost you any money and you can help us out every month!
What we have planned for 2016
We are looking at switching to a different theme which will increase speed and functionality of our site. This will again improve the user experience and cause the teaching of the Word of God to be seen by more people!
If you have any suggestions on something we could do to serve you better please Contact us!
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